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Spread across over 60 cities, our team is a global collective of urban experts in design, architecture, engineering, civil, transportation, urban geography, real estate, landscape, communications, software development and so much more. These are the people defining the cities of tomorrow.

Supporting our global team of 2,600 difference makers is IBI’s Leadership team, setting out a compelling vision and guiding IBI Group towards the future.

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Raafat Abadir

Associate | Manager, Contract Administration
Toronto, ON

Raafat Abadir
#Associate | Manager, Contract Administration# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Raafat Abadir has a long career with IBI Group dating back to 1989 as a Principal Contract Administrator. At the time, he specialized in the construction administration of high-rise residential and office buildings, schools, and commercial buildings. Prior to this, Raafat gained ten years of architectural design and development engineering construction before relocating to Canada. Raafat has played an integral part in the managing of many notable, award-winning projects in the Greater Toronto Area, including One Financial Place, H.J. Alexander School, The Avenue, One Bedford Drive, River House-Old Mill, Waterpark Place (5 Phases), and the list goes on. Currently, Raafat is managing King Square Mall, Treviso (3 Phases), Harwood & Bayly (2 Phases), The Britt, 11 Wellesley, and 9 Tippett. His ability to coordinate and solve multi-site concerns with excellence has a proven record of client and firm satisfaction.

#North America#
Cliff Maron

Office Lead
Fort McMurray, AB

Cliff Maron
#Office Lead# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Architectural Controls# #Architecture# ## #Development Engineering# #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management#
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

Cliff Maron is responsible for marketing, client liaison, and overall management of the design of land development and municipal projects in Fort McMurray.

#North America#
Oliver Hartleben

Associate | Manager, IBI TH!NK
Vancouver, BC

Oliver Hartleben
#Associate | Manager, IBI TH!NK# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Research & Development# #sAVe App# #Strategic Planning# #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
http://linkedin.com/in/ohartleben

Oliver Hartleben is an Architect and City Planner with a public administration degree from the Harvard Kennedy School focused on existing and evolving public outreach, demographic, mobility, built form, and innovation topics.

A lateral thinker by nature, Oliver brings together his experience in engaging public, private and community stakeholders for the identification of new opportunities and synergies. Oliver is NCI System certified to facilitate design charettes, has experience in conducting online engagement processes, and leads IBI Group’s R&D Unit, TH!NK.

#North America#
John Baker

Associate | Manager, Structural Engineering
Raleigh, NC

John Baker
#Associate | Manager, Structural Engineering# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Structural Engineering# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

John Baker has 25 years of experience in structural engineering design and whether performing the design himself or supervising a structural engineer from his department, John is closely involved in the design process. He has extensive experience with industrial, institutional, wastewater, commercial, and military projects.

Andrea Lendak

Associate Director - Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

Andrea Lendak
#Associate Director - Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems# #All# #Engineering# #Landmark Events# #Special Events# ## #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Andrea Lendak has over 12 years of experience in the planning, implementation and operation of transportation systems. When it comes to Landmark Events, her key strength is coordinating multiple stakeholders from different agencies to ensure on-time project delivery. She brings a high level of contagious energy to projects to get work done on time. Andrea was part of the project management team that stewarded the award-winning delivery of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. She was also pivotal figure in transportation demand management for the Toronto 2015 and London 2010 Olympic Games.

Kim Van Ruskenveld

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Edmonton, AB

Kim Van Ruskenveld
#Associate | Manager, Interior Design# #Education# #School# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

A NCIDQ-Certified Interior Designer with over ten years of design and management experience, Kim is the Regional Interior Design Lead for Canada West. Kim has acted as design lead on a wide range of projects, overseeing the entire project process from programming, design development, through to contract administration. Kim has experience in corporate, commercial, office, healthcare, residential, retail, and institutional projects.

Her current work includes the City of Edmonton Co located Emergency Dispatch 911 Centre, the Grande Prairie Regional College National Bee Diagnostic Centre, and the Alberta Education – Provincial Marking Centre Relocation. Kim holds memberships with Canada Green Building Council, Interior Designers of Alberta, and the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

Chuck Beamish

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Chuck Beamish
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Architecture# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Green# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Chuck Beamish has been the architect in charge of several transportation, healthcare, institutional and office building construction projects across Ontario. He has overseen the production of the majority of these facilities from schematic design through to the completion of construction.

As a result of his unique educational background, blending business management with architectural design, he has been able to play key roles in the development and production of capital planning models, facility audits, and feasibility and prohibitive cost studies for a variety of the following projects.
Along with strongly developed design skills, Chuck is known to lead a project through his ability to work within a team and to consensus build with clients, contractors, consultants and professional staff.

#North America#
Doug Parker

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Transit Technology
Toronto, ON

Doug Parker
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Transit Technology# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-parker-97bb2a15/

Doug Parker is a transportation systems engineer and planner, specializing in assisting public agencies with applying advanced technology. He is a recognized leader in transit technology consulting, working closely with the transit technology consulting practice across IBI Group.

His 30 years of experience spans all public transit modes, including rail, fixed route bus, bus rapid transit, ferries, demand responsive transit, and rural transit. It also includes the full range of transit technologies, including those in support of planning, operations management, public information, revenue management, security, and business intelligence.

Doug has been involved with numerous planning, research and evaluation efforts including regional deployment program development, architectures, evaluations, and several Transit Cooperative Research Program projects.

#North America#
Kaman Pang

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, ON

Kaman Pang
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kaman Pang has 12 years of experience in the areas of Traffic Signal Operations and ITS. Her traffic signal operations experience includes leading and conducting traffic signal systems reviews, traffic signal coordination and operations reviews, corridor alternative evaluations, route alternative analysis, and microsimulation analysis. Her ITS experience includes the design and implementation of transit signal priority and transit related ITS elements, the deployment of advanced traveller information systems, and the deployment of video display walls.

#North America#
Visweswara Rao Gantasala

Associate Director | Senior General Manager
Hyderabad, India

Visweswara Rao Gantasala
#Associate Director | Senior General Manager# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #Data Analytics# #Mobile Technology# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Smart Cities# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Hyderabad, India, Asia
https://www.linkedin.com/in/gantasala/
"The biggest strength of IBI is its philosophy of looking at the cities from the dimension of a citizen while working for the betterment of the cities.”

Visweswara joined IBI Group as a Transportation Systems Engineer in the year 2007 after graduating from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB). As one of the first few hires of IBI India, he has started his career working on toll and HTMS implementation projects for highways. He was involved from the inception of the Indore BRT ITS implementation project (the firm’s first World Bank project in India), which subsequently helped the firm in securing a stream of contracts from The World Bank. In the recent times, he is working on the Hyderabad Integrated Traffic Management System (ITMS) Project. Visweswara has been instrumental in building the software development practice in India and is currently working as the Product Manager for the IBI’s Smart City Platform and is also responsible for developing various Urban ITS Software solutions for IBI. He is also the office lead for our Hyderabad office.

Michael Nobrega

Independent Director

Michael Nobrega
#Independent Director# #All# #Board Member#
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Mr. Nobrega is the Chair of Ontario Centres of Excellence, an Ontario based organization that drives the commercialization of leading edge technologies across the transportation, communications and other key market sectors. He is also the interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Waterfront Toronto.

Mr. Nobrega was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Municipal Employees Pension System (OMERS), one of Canada’s largest pension funds, from 2007 to 2014, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Borealis Infrastructure, the infrastructure investment entity of OMERS, from 1998 to 2007. Prior to Borealis, Mr. Nobrega was a tax partner of Arthur Andersen.

Between 2014 and 2016, Mr. Nobrega was appointed by the Ontario provincial government as Chair of the Expert Panels on the financial restructuring of MaRS (Ontario’s innovation hub for medical and related sciences) and on the reconstruction of the Macdonald Block in Toronto. Mr. Nobrega holds an Honours BA (Economics and Mathematics) from the University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.

Carl-Henry Piel

Director | US Services Lead, Intelligence
Boston, MA

Carl-Henry Piel
#Director | US Services Lead, Intelligence# #All# #Engineering# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Carl-Henry Piel is a registered Professional Engineer with over 30 years of experience in systems engineering and over 25 years specifically in Intelligent Transportation Systems. His ITS work has focused on systems integration and computer, communications, and sensing technologies. Carl-Henry leads IBI Group’s Intelligent Systems Sector Consulting Services practice and is recognized for his expertise in transportation technologies and systems. He has a broad systems engineering background, encompassing telecommunications and power distribution systems design with additional experience in the design and applications of control systems, real-time data acquisition and signal processing systems, and artificial neural networks.

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